There has been a fall in infiltration subsequent to surgical strikes: Rajnath

Rajnath Singh
Photo of the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that there has been a fall in the infiltration following the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the LoC last year.

“There has been a fall in infiltration after the surgical strikes,” Rajnath Singh said here at the 15th Border Security Force’s (BSF) investiture ceremony.

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The Army had conducted surgical strikes in September last year to destroy terror launch pads across the Line of Control that resulted in the killing of dozens of militants and their sympathisers.

The Border Security Force, which guards the International Border, said there were 130 infiltration attempts in 2016, while there have been 27 attempts so far this year.

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Rajnath Singh called upon the BSF to maintain higher vigil along the border and be prepared all the time. He said strict vigil at the border will also reduce inflow of fake currency.